Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Economics of Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Economics of Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

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An NBER conference on the Economics of Autonomous and Electric Vehicles took place June 6-7 at Stanford University. Research Associates Susan Athey of Stanford and Ryan Kellogg of the University of Chicago, and Jing Li of MIT organized the meeting, which was sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:

* Yixuan Liu, University of Texas at Austin, and Andrew B. Whinston, University of Texas, "Resolving Braess's Paradox through Information Design: Routing for Heterogeneous Autonomous Vehicles"

* Jennifer B. Hatch, Boston University, and Will Gorman, University of California, Berkeley, "GHG Implications of an Autonomous Future"

* Leslie A. Martin and Zan Fairweather, University of Melbourne, "The Potential Distributional Impacts of Automated Vehicle Technologies"

* Boyoung Seo, Indiana University, and Matthew H. Shapiro, Singapore Management University, "Minimizing Fleet Emissions through Optimal EV Subsidy Design and Vehicle Replacement"

* Christopher R. Knittel, MIT and NBER, and James M. Sallee, University of California, Berkeley and NBER, "Vehicle Depreciation and Survival"

* Avinash Balachandran, Toyota Research Institute, "Technological Frontiers and Challenges for AV Deployment"

* Michael Ostrovsky, Stanford University and NBER, and Michael Schwarz, Microsoft, "Carpooling and the Economics of Self-Driving Cars" (NBER Working Paper No. …

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